MARCH 18, 2021

Lt. Col. Edgar Allen “AL” Jackson, 83, went to be with the Lord March 18, 2021.

Al, son of the late Edna Allen Jackson and Jack Jackson, was born in Cordelia, Ga. He went to school in Jackson, Ga., and Saudi Arabia after graduating from Jackson High. He moved to Atlanta where he attended Georgia Tech until he was accepted to the Air Force Academy, from which he graduated in 1962. While stationed in Alabama, he received his Masters Degree at the University of Alabama, “Yeah Alabama Crimson Tide!” He loved to wager a bottle of bourbon with his Auburn friends.

Al served in the U.S. Air Force for 28 years. He received numerous medals and honors. His favorite time during his service to our country was being an F-4 fighter pilot.

After living around the world, Al retired in Mary Ester, Fla., where he lived 32 years. He spent his last five years in Natchitoches.

Al was preceded in death by his wife of 40 years, Alfie McFarlin Jackson; and brother, Robert Michael “Bob” Jackson.

He is survived by one son, Russell Jackson and wife Dawn of Navarre Beach, Fla.; daughter, Cathy McCauslin and husband Darren of Natchitoches; grandchildren, Benjamin and Lauren Jackson of Navarre, Casey and wife Malorie and Austin and Caitlyn McCauslin, all of Natchitoches; and two great-grandchildren, Hannah and William.

The family would like to give special thanks to his caregivers of the past four years, Sheila Hampton, Robert Jackson and Vickie Jo White. Thank you for your kindness.

The family will receive friends at the New Bethel Baptist Church Saturday, March 27 from 10-11 a.m. with funeral services to follow at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Joey Stewart officiating.

The following are honored to serve as pallbearers, Michael Jackson, Austin McCauslin, Casey McCauslin, Darren McCauslin, Jeremiah Williams and Mike Williams.

Interment will follow in the New Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery with Military Honors by the U.S. Air Force Honor Guard and the V.F.W. Post 4346 Honor Guard.

Acree-Davis Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.